PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Town of Talking Rock Council March 2017 (3/2/2017)

    AGENDA: I. Call meeting to order II. Pledge of Allegiance III. Approval of February Meeting Minutes IV. Approval of February Financial Report V. New Business: A. Easter Egg Hunt will be held on April 8, 2017 at 11 am - Jessica B. Land-Randy VI. Old Business: A. Red Hous... more
  • Town of Talking Rock Council March 2017
  • Concerned Citizen’s Call Allows Deputies to Capture Another Convenience Store Burglar (3/1/2017)

    On March 1, 2017 at approximately 3:00 am, a witness around Faz Corner convenience store in Marble Hill Georgia called 911 to report very suspicious noises coming from the area of the store. The caller stated that they could here loud construction like noises coming from the rear of the store. The c... more
  • Concerned Citizen’s Call Allows Deputies to Capture Another Convenience Store Burglar
  • Harmony Elementary Staff Stars in Video to Promote 'Read Across America Day' (3/1/2017)

    Thursday, March 2, 2017, students in Pickens County will join millions of students across the country to celebrate the sixteenth annual National Education Association's (NEA) Read Across America Day. Read Across America Day celebrates Dr. Seuss's birthday and the joys of reading. Schools across t... more
  • Harmony Elementary Staff Stars in Video to Promote 'Read Across America Day'
  • Individuals With Disabilities Deserve Opportunity To Live Independently (3/1/2017)
    March is National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
    In Georgia, funding and delivery of behavioral health services is overseen by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD). While awareness of the first part of the agency's name, behavioral health - which refers to mental illness and substance use disorders - seems to ... more
  • Pickens County Boys & Girls Club Community Needs Assessment---Your Opinion Matters (3/1/2017)

    Boys & Girls Clubs of North Georgia, Inc. is conducting a community assessment for our organization. Information collected will help determine if the community is aware of our services, who we serve, our Club locations, mission, etc. The community assessment will show Boys & Girls Clubs of North G... more
  • Pickens County Boys & Girls Club Community Needs Assessment---Your Opinion Matters
  • Tater Patch Players 2017 Season Opens with Plays, Auditions, and Children's Theater (3/1/2017)

    Tater Patch opens its exciting 2017 season this Friday with a classic comedy from Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew. There will be laughter, romance, disguises and tomfoolery on the stage. Besides the talents of the actors to amuse your ears, set designer Bob Countryman and costume designer Au... more
  • Tater Patch Players 2017 Season Opens with Plays, Auditions, and Children's Theater
  • Memory of Roger McDaniel: Head Coach of the North Georgia Falcons (2/28/2017)

    I want to share with you about COACH ROGER. Roger was one of the pioneers of homeschool football perhaps the first to blaze the trail thanks to his sons, Colt and Jordan, along with Diana. Roger and I became great friends when God put us together to start a homeschool football team so that Roger’s... more
  • Memory of Roger McDaniel:  Head Coach of the North Georgia Falcons
  • Entegra Financial Corp. Completes Purchase of 2 Branches in Northern Georgia (2/27/2017)

    FRANKLIN, N.C. -- Entegra Bank, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Entegra Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:ENFC) ("Entegra"), today announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of two branches in Jasper, Georgia from Stearns Bank National Association, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Stear... more
  • Entegra Financial Corp. Completes Purchase of 2 Branches in Northern Georgia
  • Mardi Gras in the Mountains (2/25/2017)

    A Royal Evening at the annual Mardi Gras in the Mountains hosted by Knights of Columbus, Georgia Mountains Hospice and Rotary of Jasper. Proceeds benefit Georgia Mountains Hospice. Pickens County nominees crowned King & Queen. Congratulations Lonnie & Amy!...
  • Mardi Gras in the Mountains
  • NOTICE: Pickens County Water & Sewer Maintenance in the Jerusalem Area (2/24/2017)
    Work will begin on February 27, 2017 at 8:00 a.m.
    Pickens County Water & Sewer Authority will be doing MAINTENANCE WORK on the WATER MAIN in the JERUSALEM AREA beginning February 27th at 8:00 a.m. with the duration time undetermined. Normal water service will be restored by 5:00 p.m. if repairs are not complete. Customers listed in the areas be... more
  • NOTICE:  Pickens County Water & Sewer Maintenance in the Jerusalem Area
  • Rabid Raccoon Attacks Pickens County Woman (2/24/2017)
    Health officials warn residents to be wary, take precautions
    A rabid raccoon recently attacked a woman as she was getting into her car in the Bent Tree Community of Jasper, Georgia. On the morning of February 22nd, the woman had walked from her house to her car, when the raccoon came out from underneath the vehicle and started biting her leg. The woman kic... more
  • Rabid Raccoon Attacks Pickens County Woman
  • Pickens Seniors for Change and Education (2/23/2017)
    Hosted by Board of Education Chair and Vice-Chair
    Pickens County Board of Education Chair, Daniel Bell, and Vice-Chair, Delane Lewis hosted a meeting for Pickens Seniors for Change to discuss the upcoming Superintendent search, rolls of the Board of Education, concerns on Seniors paying school taxes, and other issues.... more
  • Pickens Seniors for Change and Education
  • Casino/Bingo Night to benefit PCAP (2/22/2017)

    Prevent Child Abuse Pickens (PCAP) will hold a Casino/Bingo Night fundraiser at Bent Tree’s Tamarack Lodge on March 18 from 7 to 10:30 pm. “Betting on a Better Future” is PCAP’s Spring event, reflecting the fact that its programs are designed to improve the lives of at-risk children and prepare the... more
  • Casino/Bingo Night to benefit PCAP
  • Pickens County Chamber of Commerce February Business After Hours (2/22/2017)

    The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce offers a wonderful monthly opportunity for Chamber Members, as well as the public, to come together at a local business to enjoy food, fun, networking and an opportunity to win some cash! The February Business After Hours was hosted by The Barn at Dunn Manor... more
  • Pickens County Chamber of Commerce February Business After Hours
  • Representative Rick Jasperse's Report from the Capitol (2/20/2017)

    I returned to the State Capitol and went back to work on Monday, February 13, to complete legislative day 20 by the end of the week, meaning we reached the halfway mark of the session. We have 20 legislative days remaining to complete our business, and “Crossover Day” is rapidly approaching. As ... more
  • Representative Rick Jasperse's Report from the Capitol
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